Meditation Helps Kids Deal with Stress

Stress affects learning – it interferes with our basic needs from Maslow’s Hierarchy and distracts our attention from learning. Children need to feel safe in order to learn—if they become stressed in school, their brains will spend more energy on self-protection than learning. – William Stixrud, Ph.D. Stress triggers the fight or flight response which overrides our higherContinue reading “Meditation Helps Kids Deal with Stress”

When it Comes to Exercise, Yoga Offers the Greatest Brain Benefits

We know that exercise makes you smarter, but if you want to get the most bang for your buck, the exercise of choice should be yoga. At least that is what a recent study indicates… Yoga Improves Brain Function More Than Aerobic Exercises From the Journal of Physical Activity and Health (2013) – The Acute Effects ofContinue reading “When it Comes to Exercise, Yoga Offers the Greatest Brain Benefits”

Attachment Parenting – Just How Responsive Do You Have to Be?

“If baby cries, pick him up.” That’s the parenting philosophy I’ve been following ever since I had Gavin.  I don’t subscribe to the belief that babies need to “cry-it-out” to “strengthen their lungs”.  If that last sounds unbelievable to you then we’re on the same page. With Gavin, it was generally pretty easy to observeContinue reading “Attachment Parenting – Just How Responsive Do You Have to Be?”